MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  Senior outfielder Austin Davis of the No. 24-ranked West Virginia University baseball team has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

Davis went 11-for-16 (.688) at the plate last week, scoring 10 total runs in WVU’s four wins. The Orlando, Florida, native had multiple-hit efforts in all four games, including three hits in three of them, and finished a triple short of the cycle in the series finale against Baylor on April 10, in Morgantown. He also stole two bases on the week.

Additionally, Davis lifted his season batting average from .269 to .323 during the four games.

The Mountaineers topped in-state foe Marshall, 17-8, on April 6, before they swept the Bears from April 8-10. It marked the first time WVU swept a Big 12 opponent since May 6-8, 2016, against Texas.

The honor is the first of Davis’ career and WVU’s first since Darius Hill was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on May 20, 2019. Earlier this season, freshman infielder JJ Wetherholt and fifth-year senior right-handed pitcher Trey Braithwaite were named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 21, and April 4, respectively.

Up next, the Mountaineers hit the road for a midweek game at Penn State on Tuesday, April 12, in University Park, Pennsylvania. First pitch at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is set for 6 p.m. ET.

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Randy Mazey’s squad has won five of its first six games in the Big 12 after wrapping up its first sweep in the league since 2016. As it stands after the weekend, the Mountaineers are in first place — but with a slight asterisk. Right fielder Austin Davis blasted the WVU offense from the leadoff spot, logging eight hits over the three games as the Mountaineer offense put up 22 runs on the Baylor Bears in Morgantown. A tough test looms on the other end, though, as the top-10 Oklahoma State Cowboys travel to Morgantown. In the latest episode of the Gold and Blue Nation Podcast, Ryan Decker and Sam Coniglio break down all three games of WVU’s sweep over Baylor and take a look at the state of the squad as it enters the second half of its season.   Gold and Blue Nation is the local leader for Mountaineer sports news, producing comprehensive coverage on TV and online. Download the free Gold and Blue Nation app via your preferred app store so you’re never more than a touch away from our WVU sports reporting, highlights and archived shows.